NCRI - On Saturday morning, August 12, 2017, a Qom (Southwest of Tehran) municipality contractor, who, after months of trying was unable to recover his unpaid fees, self-immolated himself in front of the municipality and died Saturday night due to his burns.
Fereidoun Abedini, head of the Isfahan Burn Center, said on Monday, August 14, told the Fars government news agency that the individual (Sheikh Alizadeh) had died on Sunday evening, while the percentage of his burns was over 90 percent.
NCRI - Iran regime’s public prosecutor has informed the wife of Reza Shahbi that this labor activist must remain in jail for another 17 months, according to a statement issued by the Tehran Bus Drivers Syndicate. Shahabi has been told he will remain behind bars until January 8th, 2019.
Shahabi has been condemned to another year in prison based on charges described by this syndicate as “fabricated.” Furthermore, the public prosecutor has said the five months he was on medical leave – with approval from the coroners – is considered absence from his prison time.
NCRI - Extensive fire in forest areas West of Iran was extinguished on the fifth day by the help of local residents and environmental activists and safety guards. The widespread fire in the forest areas of Kuh Shahu (Shahu Mountain), suburb of Kamyaran city of Kurdistan province, has caused more than 400 hectares of damage.
NCRI - The state-run ILNA News in a report on August 9, 2017, illustrated the status of unemployed female students by writing about one of them.
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NCRI - Director of the Drought and Crisis Management Center of the Iranian regime’s Meteorological Organization has provided a worrying statistical analysis of the drought situation in Iran. According to him, 94% of Iran's surface area is affected by the meteorological drought, which is the first stage of the drought.
In an interview with state-run ISNA news agency on August 9, 2017, Shahrokh Fateh presented a worrying statistic and warned: “Long-term meteorological droughts in the provinces of Khuzestan, Qom and North Khorasan are in a dire and deteriorating situation.”
NCRI - Following the news about the destruction of Christian's cemetery in Western Province of Kermanshah, the newly released photos show that Kermanshah municipality has blocked the entrance of the cemetery as well.
Local sources reported that the iron door of the cemetery, which had a view over the inside, was replaced with a large steel door surrounded by a mortar of cement and plaster. The Inside of the cemetery is no longer visible and the entrance is completely blocked.
NCRI - The Energy Minister of Rouhani’s government admitted that the issue of water in Iran has become very acute and problematic. On Saturady, August 5, 2017, state-run media quoting Hamid Chitchian wrote: “Water issues in all parts of the country have become acute and there is no region in the country that does not have water concern.”
NCRI - Deputy of Food and Drug at the University of Medical Sciences in Kermanshah says some of the medicinal herbs sellers (traditional pharmacists) in Iran have started to produce “drugs” and some of these centers have become “dangerous” along with hairdressers and clubs.
According to state-run ISNA news agency, Omid Abdi told reporters on Thursday, August 3: “These centers are out of the main function of delivering medicinal herbs.”
NCRI - Mr. Hashim Khastar, representative of the Iranian teachers, in an exclusive interview on July 31, 2017, examined the re-arrest of Isamil Abdi, Secretary of Teachers' Association of Iran, the spread of organized corruption in the Iranian regime and its devastating effects on society, and recent comments by senior regime officials on 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.